St Boswells Primestock Sale

30th April 2018

At St Boswells on Monday 30th April Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 60 Clean Cattle, 38 Cast Cows, 19 Lambs, 573 Hoggs and 248 Ewes.

Bullocks (20) averaged 223p per kg and sold to 243p (-5.0p on the week)
Heifers (40) averaged 231p per kg and sold to 258p (+6.0p on the week)
38 Cast Cows averaged 149p per kg and sold to 211p (-2.0p on the week) Top Price £1467
19 Lambs averaged 308p per kg and sold to £158, top price per kg 331p for Suffolk Lambs
537 Hoggs averaged 236p per kg (-3p on the week) and sold to £150, top price 268p per kg for Suffolk.x Hoggs
Ewes averaged £71 and sold to £131 for Suffolk Ewes.  Heavy Ewes averaged £101, light ewes sold to £85 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £53.

Clean Cattle per head: Bee Edge £1553.16, Longnewton £1500.72, Bee Edge £1493.52, Longnewton £1487.16, Bee Edge £1461.60, Caverton Mill £1445.70, Wester Ulston £1434, Caverton Mill £1432.20, Nisbet £1425.56, Smailholm Mains £1418.48

Clean Cattle per kilo: Bee Edge 258p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, 254p W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, 252p Shaw Fine Meats, Penston 246p (2) J.Gilmour & Co Ltd and Charles Wilson Ltd, Castlemains 245p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Nisbet 245p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Wester Ulston 243p (2) Shaw Fine Meats and J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Faughhill 240p A.Smith (Butcher)

Cast Cows per head: £1467.18 Wester Middleton, £1436.20 North Synton, £1429.56, £1402.30 Corsbie, £1367.28, £1325.34 Upper Samieston

Cast Cows per kilo: Upper Samieston 211p, 199p, Corsbie 185p, Grahamslaw 173p, Corsbie and Wester Middleton 171p, North Synton 167p

First numbers of lambs forward sold to strong rates.

Lambs per head: Suffolk.x: £158, £147, £144 Ladyflat, Charollais: £153, £140 Ladyflat

Lambs per kilo:   Suffolk.x: 331p, 291p Ladyflat, Charollais: 325p, 303p Ladyflat

Hoggs- similar trade.

Hoggs per head: Suffolk.x: £150 West Mains, L, £149, £145, £140 Boghall, £135 Whitsome West Newton, £134 (4) £129 (2) Boghall, Nether Howden, £120 Kaeside, Longnewton Forest, Texel: £150 West Mains, L, £145 Boghall, £140 Ruecastle Cottages, £136 Wester Ulston, £127 (2) West Mains, L, £125 (2) Townhead, £119, £110 Nether Howden, £110 Lylestane, Charollais: £147 Berryhill, £131 Whitsome West Newton, £118 Berryhill, North Country Cheviot: £143 West Mains, L, £139 Boghall, £134 West Mains, L, £130 North Synton, £126 Boghall, £122 The Priory, £120 Boghall, £118 Saughtree, £116 Swinnie, £115 Boghall, £112 Adderstonshiels, £110 Boghall, Beltex:  £140 Faughhill, £136 Lylestane, £130 Berrymoss, Blackface: £105 Upper Chatto, £104 Outer Huntly

Hoggs per kilo: North Country Cheviot:  265.1p, 263.7p, 262.3p, 259.8p, 258.4p Boghall, 256.1p Saughtree, 252.8p West Mains, L, 243.9p Lylestane, Faughhill, 242.4p West Mains, L, Lleyn: 260p Legerwood, Suffolk: 359.3p, 268.8p (2), 265.3p (2), 252.8p, 248.3p, 245.6p Boghall, 241.1p Nether Howden, Beltex: 254.9p Berrymoss, 251.9p, 228.6p Lylestane, Texel: 254.4p Boghall, 240.4p (2) Townhead, 239.4p Holydean, Charollais: 245p Berryhill, 242.6p Whitsome West Newton

Ewes – Stronger show forward, good trade

Suffolk: £131 Berrymoss, £129 Craigend, £127 Symington Mains, £121, £111 Wester Middleton, £111 Berrymoss, Texel: £127 Adderstonshiels, £105 Townhead, Hutlerburn, £99 Elwartlaw, Wester Middleton, £97 Wester Middleton, Beltex: £125, £109 Berrymoss, Bluefaced Leicester: £123 Townhead, £99 Hutlerburn, £95 Burnhead, Cheviot Mule: £119 Lylestane, Greyfaced: £95 Greenend, Craigend, £87 Berryhill, Wester Middleton, Berrymoss, £83 Elwartlaw, Charollais: £91 Ruletownhead, North Country Cheviot: £85 Townhead, £83, £79 Adderstonshiels, £77 Gospelhall, £75 Adderstonshiels, LLeyn: £81 Ruletownhead, £73 Trabrown, Legerwood, Blackface: £81 The Priory, £61 Upper Chatto, £49 Outer Huntly